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MOL Merges Companies

MOL Merges Companies

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. merged MOL Marine Consulting, Ltd. (MOLMC) and MOL Cable Ship Ltd., on October 1, 2014. The new company, called MOL Marine Co., Ltd., will continue to develop the businesses pioneered by its two predecessors. MOL says that the merger will integrate both companies’ expertise in marine technology and ship management, enabling the development […]

Swissco Doubles Rig Fleet

Swissco Doubles Rig Fleet

Singapore-headquartered Swissco Holdings Limited has completed the acquisition of four additional mobile offshore drilling units, bringing its fleet of rigs to eight. As World Maritime News previously reported, the rigs have up to two-year contracts worth about USD 94.8 million, and are being deployed in Latin America. Mr. Kelvin Tang, Group Chief Investment Officer of Swissco, said: “Our expansion […]

UK Ministry of Defence Awards £3.2 Billion Contracts

UK Ministry of Defence Awards £3.2 Billion Contracts

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2 billion (USD 5.18bn) of contracts to support the management of the UK’s naval bases. The contracts will also cover the maintenance and repair of the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines. Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has been awarded a £2.6 billion (USD […]

Underwater Robots Scanning Ships for Contraband

Underwater Robots Scanning Ships for Contraband

MIT researchers have at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side so that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans. Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the […]

Navtor and AWT Pulling Together

Navtor and AWT Pulling Together

Norway’s e-navigation developer Navtor has signed an agreement with the USA-headquartered maritime weather routing specialist Applied Weather Technology (AWT) that will see the two companies integrating their services to offer route planning and decision making tools. As a result of the deal, AWT’s routing and optimisation systems will now be offered on Navtor’s recently launched NavStation […]

IMO Pushing for E-Certificates

IMO Pushing for E-Certificates

The IMO’s Facilitation Committee (FAL) has issued a request for all the IMO member States to accept the use of electronic certificates, paving the way for less paperwork, nuisance and delays for the shipping industry, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) reports. In the future, it must be easier to use electronic certificates. This was decided […]

THESEUS and MICORE Safeguarding European Coasts

THESEUS and MICORE Safeguarding European Coasts

Coastal areas are frequently at risk from flooding, with the impact of high population densities, erosion and rising sea levels due to climate change increasing the likelihood of high waters. This is where two EU-funded projects, MICORE and THESEUS, come into play. The MICORE software is designed to reduce damage by allowing the communities to prepare in advance […]

Petronas FLNG Step Closer to Completion

Petronas FLNG Step Closer to Completion

Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) started lifting of the first topside module for floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG1) facility at the Quayside of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea, on September 22. The topside module lifting marks the near completion of the PFLNG1, which will be the world’s first floating LNG facility […]

Offshore Renewables Vessel Construction Guideline Released

Offshore Renewables Vessel Construction Guideline Released

The UK’s Crown Estate and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of the publication ‘Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry’ to support the safe and successful delivery of offshore renewable energy projects in the UK, The Crown Estate says in a release. Working closely with the industry, this new document […]

Containerships to Pioneer LNG Shortsea Shipping in Europe

Containerships to Pioneer LNG Shortsea Shipping in Europe

Finnish cargo shipping company Containerships has ordered two additional dual-fuel engine container ships from Yangzhou Guoyu Shipyard in China. The Finnish end-to-end cargo operator announced earlier this year an order of two similar vessels. The company says it will be the first shortsea container operator in Europe to run ships on LNG. “Our new ships will […]

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